MSSM Technology and Business Development Principles

  • Attract and accept into the portfolio those cases that have the strongest potential to make a significant positive impact and where using commercial channels is the most reasonable means to carry the idea forward

  • Take the course that supports commercialization of the technology and work creatively to add value to the technology through the use of patent, proof of concept and internal and external evaluation resources

  • Work effectively with MSSM inventors and innovators to support their aspirations, manage conflicts, comply with MSSM regulations and encourage synergy with the mission of the MSSM.

  • Engage with industry and investors early to understand their requirements and find the best partner (licensee or start-up senior management and investors) to take the idea forward

  • Negotiate fair and reasonable terms that reflect the contribution of the assets and expertise being transferred

  • Negotiate and close the greatest number of the best possible deals

  • Look after the deals once they are closed to encourage commercialization and optimize returns

  • Ensure that technologies developed as a result of our commercialization activities are accessible globally.